Cars with soul
Charming, exciting, quietly brilliant: the cars you don’t expect to love... Any we've missed?
Posted: 25 Mar 2013
The original Focus was a reminder that the average car could ride and handle in a way that was anything but average, thanks to its costly but cool control blade suspension. Old and tatty an early Focus might be now, but, unlike previous Dagenham dustbins, it'd still run rings round many newer rivals.
Years produced: 1998-2004
Country of origin: Great Britain
Fun fact: Last August, a Focus became the 350 millionth Ford to roll off a production line, which is a whole lot of blue oval